Definition of Bryozoa in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌbrʌɪəˈzəʊə/

plural noun

A phylum of sedentary aquatic invertebrates that comprises the moss animals. Also called Ectoprocta, Polyzoa.
Example sentences
  • This pattern is typical of most Porifera, Cnidaria, Bryozoa with coronate larvae, colonial Ascidiacea and many polychaetes.
  • They are lophophorates, and so are related to the Bryozoa and Phoronida.
  • It is important to note here a major difference in morphology affecting regeneration in cheilostomes and cyclostome Bryozoa, such as those described by Ostrovsky.


Modern Latin (plural), from Greek bruon 'moss' + zōia 'animals'.

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